1. We are so excited to be participating in the second annual online day of Catholic Giving in Northeast Ohio!

The event is called We Give Catholic, and will take place on Tuesday, November 28, which is Giving Tuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, a national day of giving for nonprofits.

2. Donating to benefit is a seamless experience that you can do from your computer, tablet or smartphone at any time beginning at midnight on November 28 and continuing for a 24 hour period. Secure, tax-deductable donations will be accepted on the website weGiveCatholic.org. By designating "Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine" , the money you contribute will benefit us directly and place us in the running to receive cash prizes throughout the day.

3. There will be at least $50,000 in prize money given away on that day as we participate in a friendly competition with other Diocesan nonprofit organizations.

4. All participating organizations and donors will be able to see which organizations are leading in each prize category by watching the “leaderboard” online. Most prizes will be determined by the number of people who give to the organization. The more people who donate for "Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine", the better chance we have at winning additional cash for our organization. There is also one $3,000 prize given for the largest donation of the day.

5. We encourage you to look at our web page which can be found on weGiveCatholic.org. There you will see our special project/program needs, which are . We look forward to making November 28 a great day for Catholic giving and for Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine.

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (Euclid, Ohio) is a haven of prayer and peace in the midst of a busy world. Our Blessed Mother awaits and greets each person with her love and graces. The Shrine is administered by the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity.

The Shrine is a replica of the Grotto in Lourdes, France.  Incorporated into the Grotto are two stones taken from the stone upon which Our Lady appeared in Lourdes.  The water from the Grotto flows freely over one of these holy relics.

Since its opening (May 30, 1926) thousands of pilgrims from across the country and from Canada have come to honor Our Lady and place their petitions before her.  Hundreds of favors, both spiritual and temporal, have been reported as granted.

Today, the Shrine, staffed by the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity, is available for pilgrims and parish groups to come for prayer and reflections.  The Sisters host and conduct retreats and days of recollection as requested.

For a prayerful and safe environment for all pilgrims who come to the Shrine,  it is necessary to lay underground piping in the Stations to help with the natural water flow and remove some dying trees.